Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
more trouble with the jumbo jet. dan springer has the latest. >> january has been a rough month for boeing, especially when you consider how high they were flying in december. they overtook air bus as the world's number one plane maker for the first time in a decade. sales were soaring. now all we talk about is the dreamliner turned into a nightmare. the latest problem was in western japan, flight operated made an emergency landing after warning lights went on and electrical smoke was smellesmelled in the cockpit. it was a problem with the battery behind and below the pilot near the front of the plane. nobody was hurt but afterwards they apologized to the customers and grounded all 17 of the dreamliner. >> pan airlines followed suit with the seven planes. the national transportation safety board sent an investigator to japan. the ntsb you remember has its own investigation of a battery fire that happened on the ground in boston last week. that battery was in the back of the plane. used to provide power when the 787 is not flying. friday, the faa announced it was conducting comprehen
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
nightmares are solved. dan springer has been on top of this. what's the latest? >> you talk about turbulence. the grounding is a major blow to boeing and the airlines that have sunk billions of dollars into this plane of the future. let's face it, this is boeing's showcase plane. airlines are scrambling to bring in jets to replace the 787. that has led to flight delays and cancellations. many passengers stranded, their plans in limbo, but for the most part saying better safe than sorry. >> i rather flight tomorrow or fly tight by different airplane line that continue the risk anything happen. >> the faa's directive followed the emergency landing 0 of 00787 plane in japan. a lithium ion battery overheated and hot chemicals sprayed out of it. eight days earlier, a battery in a different part of the plane overheated, cracked open and caught fire. so the faa has told boeing they have to prove the battery is safe before the dreamliners could fly again. it could take days, weeks, perhaps moss. the battery manufacturer said is too take months to figure out the problem. we know the electr
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
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